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  • December 1, 2015
  • 04:03 PM

Antidepressant medication protects against compounds linked to dementia

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In addition to treating depression, a commonly used antidepressant medication also protects against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. The study found that blood levels of two neurotoxic compounds dropped significantly in depressed patients after they were treated with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro).... Read more »

Halaris, A., Myint, A., Savant, V., Meresh, E., Lim, E., Guillemin, G., Hoppensteadt, D., Fareed, J., & Sinacore, J. (2015) Does escitalopram reduce neurotoxicity in major depression?. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 118-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.04.026  

  • December 1, 2015
  • 01:55 PM

Adults With Cerebral Palsy Risk Multiple Chronic Diseases

by Marie Benz in Interview with: Mark D. Peterson, Ph.D., M.S. University of Michigan, Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Ann Arbor, MI  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Peterson: Cerebral palsy (CP) … Continue reading →
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  • December 1, 2015
  • 01:46 PM

C-sections Linked To Small Increase in Childhood Asthma

by Marie Benz in Interview with: Dr Mairead Black MBChB, MRCOG, MSc Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Clinical Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Applied Health Sciences University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Cornhill Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZD  Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
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  • December 1, 2015
  • 04:46 AM

Toddler language and autism risk

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'm not going to keep you too long today as I introduce the paper by DeWayne Lazenby and colleagues [1] and some rather interesting data on whether early language use might help predict those toddlers who are at subsequent risk of being diagnosed on the autism spectrum.Based on the prospective analysis of over 300 infants - "some of whom were at high risk for developing ASD [autism spectrum disorder]" - authors went about analysing various aspects of language using among other things, ........ Read more »

Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K.... (2015) Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 26476738  

  • December 1, 2015
  • 04:30 AM

Rotator Cuff Tears and their Linkage to Genetic Testing to Further Predict Tears

by Meredith Bland, Siaura Saville in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Variations in two genes that are associated with cellular apoptosis may help identify individuals at risk for rotator cuff injury. ... Read more »

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